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BA hopes to resume most flights from London after weekend chaos

British Airways said it hopes to resume most flights out of London's major airports on Sunday after a computer systems failure caused chaos for thousands ...

Sri Lanka rushes aid to flood victims, death toll hits 146

Emergency teams rushed to distribute aid Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced after the island's worst flooding in more than a decade, as ...

Islamist militants kill 19 in south Philippines: army

Islamist militants locked in street-to-street battles with security forces in a southern Philippine city have killed 19 civilians, the military said Sunday, bringing the official ...

Media frenzy as Australian drug trafficker Corby returns home

Australian Schapelle Corby battled a media storm as she returned home from Bali Sunday 12 years after her conviction for drug trafficking, in a dramatic ...

Hitman film and AIDS drama tipped to win at Cannes

The Cannes film festival ends Sunday with a movie about a hammer-wielding hitman, a rousing story of AIDS activists and a parable of Putin's Russia ...

Frustration and hope: Biafra 50 years on

Nigeria on Tuesday marks 50 years since the declaration of an independent Republic of Biafra plunged the country into a civil war, amid renewed tensions ...

General de Gaulle's grave vandalised, say French police

The grave of General Charles de Gaulle, France's World War II hero and post-war president, was vandalised on Saturday, police said. A man aged in ...

Dissident Iranian director wins top Cannes prize

An Iranian film-maker who was jailed for "anti-regime propaganda" won the top prize at the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes film festival Saturday. ...

Stokes stars as England take South Africa series

Ben Stokes struck a superb century before pacemen Josh Ball and Mark Wood helped England seal a dramatic and series-clinching two run-win over South Africa ...

Manchester residents anxious amid major terror probe

Bomb squads and repeated police raids have rattled Manchester residents, who find themselves caught up in a fast-moving terrorism investigation to find those behind Monday's ...

Trump girds for defense of top aide in Russia row

Donald Trump, just back from his first international trip as US president, geared up to combat concerns Sunday over aides' ties to Russia including explosive ...

Joaquin Phoenix electrifies Cannes in 'feminist' action movie

Hollywood actor Joaquin Phoenix wowed Cannes Saturday as a hammer-wielding hitman tasked with saving a young girl from an elite prostitution ring, in a thriller ...

Morgue workers in Tanzania jailed for stealing drugs from corpse's stomach

Tanzanian police said Saturday that they had arrested two morgue employees in Dar es Salaam after they admitted to cutting open a dead man's corpse ...

Philippines' Duterte under fire over 'sickening' rape joke

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte came under fire Saturday for making a second joke about rape, with Chelsea Clinton leading online outrage and a rights group ...

BA cancels all flights from major London airports after IT failure

British Airways cancelled all its flights out of major London airports Heathrow and Gatwick on Saturday after a computer systems failure, causing chaos for thousands ...

Egypt says Christian massacre attackers trained in Libya

Egypt said Saturday attackers who massacred Christians near a monastery had trained in militant camps in Libya which it targeted with air strikes, after the ...

Philippines peace talks with communist rebels break down

Peace talks between the Philippine government and communist insurgents broke down on Saturday after a dispute over the rebels' ordering their fighters to step up ...

Google's AlphaGo retires on top after humbling world No. 1

The Google-owned computer algorithm AlphaGo is retiring from playing humans in the ancient Chinese game of Go after roundly defeating the world's top player this ...

Erdogan told Merkel of anger over asylum for 'putschists'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Angela Merkel of his displeasure over Germany's reportedly giving asylum to troops accused of links to last year's failed ...

Police make fresh arrest as Manchester runners defy terror threat

A British minister said Sunday members of suicide bomber Salman Abedi's network could still be a large, as thousands defied the terror threat to take ...

India aids Sri Lanka as monsoon kills 100

India joined Sri Lanka's relief operation Saturday as 230,000 people were driven from their homes after an intense monsoon deluge killed at least 103 people. ...

Indian aid arrives as Sri Lanka monsoon toll hits 100

Indian medical teams and emergency relief arrived in Sri Lanka Saturday as the monsoon-related death toll reached 100 and authorities warned of more flooding in ...

Hollywood raids bookshelves in search of good stories

Hollywood has always adapted the classics but film and television's voracious appetite for new material now has film-makers raiding the bookshelves like never before. Six ...

Australian trafficker Corby to return home amid media storm

Australian Schapelle Corby battled through a media scrum Saturday as she left a Bali villa to head home 12 years after being convicted of drug ...

Trump promises climate decision next week after G7 stalemate

President Donald Trump said Saturday he would decide next week whether the United States would abide by the 2015 Paris agreement on cutting global carbon ...

Carter's Cold War strategist Brzezinski dies

Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish Polish-born Cold War strategist and former top aide to US president Jimmy Carter, has died, his family said. He was 89. ...

Urging love, Ariana Grande plans show for Manchester attack victims

Pop star Ariana Grande promised Friday to return to Manchester to play a charity concert following a suicide attack at her show, as she urged ...

Manchester horror looms over Kruger movie at Cannes

Hollywood actress Diane Kruger said Friday she took her new film role as a mother who loses her family in a terror attack to show ...

Trump son-in-law sought secret line to Moscow: report

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, made a pre-inauguration proposal to the Russian ambassador to set up a secret, bug-proof communications line with the Kremlin, ...

US-led Syria strikes kills scores of relatives of IS fighters

Dozens of relatives of Islamic State group fighters were killed Friday in Syria in US-led strikes, regime or Russian raids, after the UN urged nations ...

Take a bow-wow: Naughty poodle scoops Cannes prize

A misbehaving giant poodle scooped top prize for a canine performance at the Cannes film festival Friday, despite what organisers lamented as a "pawcity of ...

'Changed' Lewis Hamilton now a team player: Mercedes boss

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes Lewis Hamilton has changed from being a loner to become a true team player this year -- and hopes that ...

Foreign militants in deadly Philippine urban battle: govt

Foreigners are among Islamist gunmen battling security forces in a southern Philippine city, the government said Friday as soldiers tore down black IS flags in ...

Egypt hits jihadists after attack on Christians kills 28

Egypt launched six air strikes on jihadist camps in Libya Friday after masked gunmen attacked a bus of Coptic Christians south of the Egyptian capital, ...

US rules out easing sanctions on Russia

Washington will not ease sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine and may even get tougher on Moscow, the White House said Friday, ending ...

Attack on Egypt Christians kills 26

Masked gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing at least 26 ...

Trump rows shadow acrimonious G7 summit

G7 leaders on Friday found common cause on combatting terrorism after the bloodshed in Manchester but failed to bridge a gulf between Donald Trump and ...

Greek police probing security failures in attack on ex-PM

Greek police scrambled Friday to determine how a letter bomb wounded former PM Lucas Papademos despite security checks being beefed up after a wave of ...

Trump says North Korea problem 'will be solved'

US President Donald Trump said Friday the "problem" of an increasingly belligerent North Korea would be "solved", as he met with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo ...

UK lowers threat level as Manchester probe advances

Britain on Saturday lowered the terror threat level which was hiked after this week's carnage in Manchester as police pushed forward with their investigation, arresting ...

Rescue drill turns real as US Coast Guard finds missing Tongans

A search and rescue exercise turned real for a US Coast Guard crew who found six Tongan fishermen missing at sea for a week, New ...

Riot act: among Venezuela's urban warriors

Early in the morning, Maria and her comrades-in-arms creep out from the storm drains under the Caracas streets. They put on their helmets and black ...

Republican accused of 'bodyslam' wins Montana special election

A US Republican candidate accused of assaulting a reporter was declared the projected winner of Thursday's Montana special congressional election, which had been considered a ...

Arab TV series showcases untold stories of IS women

They are mothers, daughters, wives -- and suicide bombers: an Arab television drama timed for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan tells the untold stories ...

Afghan women shelters bring succour to abuse victims

Heavily pregnant at 16 after being raped by an insurgent commander, Malala was on the brink of committing suicide when she found refuge and hope ...

Trump joins new-look G7 amid trade, climate discord

G7 leaders meet Friday determined to put on a display of united resolve in the fight against jihadist terrorism, despite deep divisions on trade and ...

Trump son-in-law Kushner a focus in Russia probe: US media

The activities of President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior aide Jared Kushner have come under FBI scrutiny as part of the probe of Russian interference ...

US-led strikes kill 35 civilians in east Syria: monitor

US-led coalition air strikes on Thursday killed at least 35 civilians in an eastern Syrian town held by the Islamic State group, a monitor said. ...

US court maintains block on Trump travel ban

A US federal appeals court on Thursday dealt a fresh setback to President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban, upholding a lower court's decision to block ...

Macron unshaken by Trump power grip

Diplomacy can be a white-knuckle ride at times, but French President Emmanuel Macron refused to be shaken when he found himself in an unexpected standoff ...

NASA's Juno probe forces 'rethink' on Jupiter

An unmanned NASA spaceship circling Jupiter has spotted massive cyclones at the gas giant's poles, revealing stunning new details about our solar system's largest planet, ...

US prisoner's eighth date with death -- on hold for now

The first time he was scheduled to die, Tommy Arthur invited his family to death row to say goodbye. He did the same for his ...

Ex-Greek PM Papademos hurt after letter bomb explodes in car

Former Greek prime minister Lucas Papademos, who oversaw a controversial debt swap in 2012, was wounded Thursday by a letter bomb that detonated inside his ...

US probe finds over 100 civilians killed in Mosul air strike

A Pentagon investigation has concluded that at least 105 civilians died in an anti-IS strike in the Iraqi city of Mosul in March, officials said ...

Spiraling violence a double-edged sword in Venezuela

A young man set ablaze by protesters in Caracas. Looting, destruction and 57 people dead. Both the Venezuelan government and the opposition admit that violent ...

Ferrari's Vettel flies in Monaco but F1 rival Hamilton labours

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel expects Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes to mount a qualifying fightback to match his flying form for Ferrari in practice for Sunday's ...

Suspected Manchester bomber had 'desire for revenge'

Suspected Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi had expressed a desire to avenge the killing of a friend in the British city last year, a source ...

'Afghan Spielberg' Shaheen goes down a storm at Cannes

In the hierarchy of world cinema, Hollywood is at the top. Then comes Bollywood and Nigeria's Nollywood. And then "way, way below comes us," says ...

In Europe, Trump feels the heat on climate

At every stop in Donald Trump's whirlwind of summit meetings in Europe, the issue of climate change -- and the US president's threat to ditch ...

Vietnam man kills wedding guest after karaoke row

A man at a wedding in southern Vietnam murdered a fellow guest and seriously injured another after he was booed off stage during a karaoke ...

Trump berates NATO for dodging defence dues

US President Donald Trump on Thursday launched an extraordinary broadside at NATO allies for failing to pay their fair share of the defence bill. The ...

EU's Tusk says no 'common position' on Russia with Trump

European Union president Donald Tusk said talks with US President Donald Trump on Thursday revealed no "common position" on Russia, a subject on which the ...

Trump set for 'tough' NATO and EU talks

Donald Trump meets NATO and EU leaders for the first time Thursday with the US president set to press nervous allies to do more on ...

Philippine troops bomb Islamist militants in city

Philippine security forces bombed residential areas in a southern city on Thursday as they battled Islamist militants who were holding hostages and reported to have ...

China condemns US after warship sails near South China Sea reef

China on Thursday accused the United States of trespassing after a US warship sailed near a reef claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, ...

Successful launch puts New Zealand in space race

A private New Zealand-based company joined the exclusive space-race club on Thursday with the successful launch of a Rocket Lab test craft named Electron. The ...

Trump meets wary NATO and EU in 'hellhole' Brussels

Donald Trump meets NATO and EU leaders on Thursday in the city he once derided as a "hellhole", with nervous allies hoping for a strong ...

Republican congressional candidate cited for 'bodyslamming' reporter

A Republican running for Congress in Montana was cited for misdemeanor assault after he allegedly "bodyslammed" a reporter for The Guardian newspaper Wednesday on the ...

Disney's beloved 'Bambi,' still breaking hearts at 75

A timeless tale of an adorable fawn and his forest pals, or the death of childhood innocence? Either way, and nearly 75 years on, Disney ...

Uninsured rise by 23 million under Republican health bill: forecast

The new Republican health care bill approved by the House of Representatives will leave 23 million more Americans uninsured by 2026 than under current law, ...

Cannabis extract cuts seizures for epilepsy patients: study

The first large-scale clinical trial of a cannabis derivative known as cannabidiol shows it was able to cut the frequency of severe epileptic seizures by ...

Security in focus as UK election campaign set to resume

Britain's election campaign is to resume Thursday after being brutally halted by the Manchester pop concert massacre -- and the issue of security is expected ...

Learning to read in adulthoood transforms brain: study

A study ofwomen in India who learned to read in their 30s shows the human brain's incredible capacity to reorganize and transform itself, researchers said ...

Violence breaks out at Brazil protest

Police fired tear gas and stun grenades Wednesday in confrontations with a crowd of at least 25,000 marching on Brazil's presidential palace to demand the ...

NATO to join anti-IS coalition: diplomatic sources

NATO is to join the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition, meeting a key demand of President Donald Trump that the alliance do more to fight Islamist ...

Brazil's Temer orders troops in after protesters trash ministries

Brazilian soldiers deployed Wednesday to defend government buildings in the capital Brasilia after protesters demanding the exit of President Michel Temer smashed their way into ...

Jakarta suicide bombing kills three police officers

A suicide bombing attack outside a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Wednesday killed three police officers, the latest assault to hit ...

Mouse sperm survives in space, but could human babies?

Freeze-dried mouse sperm that spent nine months in space has been used to produce healthy rodent offspring back on Earth, Japanese researchers said this week. ...

Pope risks joke about Trump's size

It could have caused a diplomatic incident but a culinary quip from Pope Francis seemed to have gone down well with Donald Trump and his ...

Portrait of Myanmar's 'Buddhist Bin Laden' chills Cannes

Barbet Schroeder spent months with Ugandan dictator Idi Amin at the height of his power, when corpses would wash up every morning on the shores ...

Manchester terror attack: The victims

At least 22 people died in Monday night's bombing attack on a Manchester pop concert, including an eight-year-old girl and several parents who had come ...

Tokyo zoo visitors flock to view mum-to-be panda

Japanese well-wishers flocked to a Tokyo zoo Wednesday to get their last glimpse of a possibly pregnant panda before she goes into confinement. Eleven-year-old Shin ...

Everest's Hillary Step intact, say Nepali climbers

The Hillary Step -- a rocky outcrop near the top of Mount Everest -- is still intact, Nepali climbers said Wednesday, rejecting a widely reported ...

Taiwan court rules in favour of gay marriage in Asia first

Taiwan's top court ruled in favour of gay marriage Wednesday, a landmark decision that paves the way for the island to become the first place ...

Taiwan top court rules in favour of gay marriage

A top Taiwan court ruled in favour of gay marriage Wednesday, a landmark decision that paves the way for the island to become the first ...

Troops deploy as Britain goes on top terror alert

Britain ordered soldiers to key sites Wednesday and raised the terror alert to maximum after the Manchester concert suicide bombing by a local man of ...

Trump meets Pope Francis at Vatican

US President Donald Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday in a keenly-anticipated first face-to-face encounter between two world leaders who have clashed ...

Four climbers found dead on Everest

Rescuers found the bodies of four climbers on Mount Everest, an expedition organiser said Wednesday, taking the season's death toll to 10 as experts warn ...

Gloves off as Trump heads to Vatican

Billionaire President Donald Trump heads to the Vatican on Wednesday to meet man-of-the-poor Pope Francis, with all eyes on whether they will end their sparring ...

N. Korea balloons prompted warning shots: Seoul

Flying objects that prompted South Korean forces to fire warning shots this week appeared to be balloons carrying propaganda leaflets from the North, Seoul's military ...

Trump promises peace push after 'fantastic' pope talks

Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to use his US presidency to promote global peace after meeting Pope Francis, before heading into a high-stakes summit of the ...

The female Muslim comic standing up to extremism

Wearing a red hijab and all-encompassing gown, Sakdiyah Maruf cuts an unusual figure in a dark, smokey Jakarta bar as she reels off taboo-breaking jokes ...

Duterte vows 'harsh' martial law in southern Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Wednesday that martial law would be "harsh" and like a dictatorship, after imposing military rule in the south of the ...

Trump praises Duterte's 'great job' in Philippine drug war: reports

US President Donald Trump praised his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte over his immensely polarizing drug war, which has killed thousands of people, reports said Tuesday. ...

Trump calls North Korea's Kim Jong-Un 'madman with nuclear weapons'

President Donald Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un a "madman with nuclear weapons" during a telephone call with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, according to ...

Martial law in southern Philippines could last a year: Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday martial law in the southern region of Mindanao could last a year, as he vowed it would be similar ...

Weaponized penis drives sexual 'arms race' (in beetles)

Evolution works in mysterious ways, especially when it comes to sex. Behold the humble and homely seed beetle, an insect that has successfully spread to ...

Taiwan to make landmark gay marriage ruling

Taiwan could become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage on Wednesday when a court makes a landmark ruling on whether to allow ...

Tutankhamun's golden treasures harbour secrets

The legendary treasure of ancient Egypt's boy king Tutankhamun, whose tomb British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor in ...

Venezuela leader defies demos, launches constitution overhaul

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro formally launched moves to rewrite the constitution on Tuesday, defying opponents who accuse him of clinging to power in a political ...

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